Bryn Mawr College is accepting applications for a Development Officer.
Bryn Mawr is a private liberal arts institution located approximately 11 miles west of Philadelphia, PA., and serves a population of 1,800 students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The College has a long tradition of educational excellence offering a dynamic and challenging work environment with many opportunities for professional growth. We are easily reached by public transportation and most major highways.
POSITION TITLE: Development Officer (Major Gifts/Individual Giving)
This position will be a Development Officer based on the successful candidate’s experience level. It reports to the Director of Individual Giving and is responsible for management of a portfolio of individuals rated with a capacity of $100,000 or higher.
Implement and manage cultivation and solicitation strategies for a select portfolio of approximately 200 individual prospects for significant support of the College.
Act as representative of Bryn Mawr College to articulate the mission, current developments and future plans to alumnae/i, parents and friends.
Work in coordination across the team to visit and qualify potential new major gift prospects.
Achieve all goals, specifically visit and solicitation goals
Coordinate with administrators, deans, faculty and volunteers in the cultivation and solicitation process.
Prepare proposals and presentations as appropriate and needed.
Coordinate with the stewardship office in the design and implementation of individualized stewardship activities for assigned prospects.
Prepare reports for colleagues and volunteers as needed.
SKILLS, ABILITY EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree.
The development officer will have prior experience in major gift development, with demonstrable experience soliciting gifts of $50,000+, preferably in an institution of higher education.
Ability to work with a minimum of day-to-day supervision.
Prior experience in a capital campaign a plus.
Basic knowledge of commonly used gift planning strategies.
Ability to work closely with administrators, faculty and volunteers.
Comfortable with a team approach to fundraising.
Understanding of and ability to articulate the mission and priorities of Bryn Mawr College.
Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
Ability and willingness to travel domestically, including transportation by air, train and car. Driver’s license and willingness to drive are a requirement.
Good problem solving skills.
Knowledge and understanding of the issues facing higher education today.
Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references via via Interfolio ByCommittee:
Bryn Mawr College is committed to building a culturally diverse environment and we welcome applications from all candidates. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are especially encouraged to apply.